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Welcome to Year 3

2021 - 2022


Welcome to Year 3, where we will be learning about Burradon Colliery and the impact on the local area during our autumn term. 


Below you will find our class newsletter and matrix sharing what we will be learning during this half term! In our newsletter it shares important notices such as our PE days, swimming day and homework days. 


Each half term we will have new and reviewed targets sent out via SeeSaw. On SeeSaw, you will find photos and videos of our learning which we hoipe you will enjoy! If you don't have access to SeeSaw, don't worry please see Mrs Kane. 



We explored rocks and grouped them based on different properties!

We showed excellent teamwork and listening skills when describing cities!

Enjoying a cosy read in our reading area!

We designed our own pants after recapping the PANTS rule and we enjoyed the song!

Welcome to Year 3

Mrs Kane's Class

2020 - 2021

Summer 2


Welcome back to your final adventure in Year 3! I hope you enjoyed the sunny weather we had! 


This term our topic is To Italy or not to Italy? We will be travelling to Italy to explore and learn about this amazing country! I know already the children are keen to find out more about the country, its weather, food and environment! To find out more about what Year 3 will be enjoying during our final half term, please take a look at our class matrix below. 


Our weekly homework and spellings continue to be shared on SeeSaw which are to be completed each week. 


Our PE day remains a Friday and we have another PE day which is a Monday! Please come to school in your PE kit on both days, Monday and Friday. 


With the warmer weather, please ensure your child has their water bottle, a hat and if possible, arrive to school with sun cream on. 


Please find further key information on our class newsletter and more about our class learning below!



Creating fractions using natural items!

Working hard outside using sweets to understand tenths as a fraction!

We learnt about young carers and how they might help family members.

Summer 1

Welcome back after our Easter break. I hope you are all well and have had an enjoyable time with your families. 


This term our topic is The Romans! I am looking forward to this wonderful and interesting topic with Year 3! I am sure the children will enjoy this and learn lots! To find out more about what Year 3 will be enjoying this half term, please take a look at our class matrix below. 


Our weekly homework and spellings continue to be shared on SeeSaw which are to be completed each week. 


Our PE day remains a Friday. Please come to school in your PE kit. 


Please find further key information on our class newsletter and more about our class learning below!

We were keen to check on our tadpoles and newts. We enjoyed spending time outdoors!

Amazing confidence and eagerness in our speaking and listening where we played the characters from 'Escape from Pompeii'.

We always enjoy being outside and active for our spelling learning!

Part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we spent our mindful time outdoors with nature! Here we found shapes in the clouds, some were very funny!

We were very excited to speak to Adam Shore, an astronomer from Kielder Observatory, who spoke to us all about space!

Spring 2

Welcome back after half term! I hope you were able to enjoy some time outdoors and you were able to spot some early signs of spring!


This half term leads us to Easter, which isn't that long away! We have lots of learning to enjoy including our topic, which is Where on Earth are we? This topic focuses on our geography, where we will explore the time zones, the importance of the several lines running around and across the world as well as, locating countries and continents using our prior learning. 


We continue our remote learning using SeeSaw, where we deliver daily learning. Also, we continue to share our weekly homework and spellings on SeeSaw to be completed each week. 


Our PE day remains a Friday.


Please find further key information on our class newsletter and more about our class learning below!

We love exploring the woodland area! We are always excited to see our friends in the pond, build dens and create music!

As part of Red Nose Day 2021, Year 3 designed their own nose! Lots of fun, unique and imaginative ideas!

Sports Crew were amazing at leading our warm up! They shared lots of encouragement, positive comments and explained the importance of warming up our bodies!

Lots of smiles during our spelling hunt!

Spring 1 2021


I hope you had a lovely Christmas! This half term we will be learning about The Stone Age, which is very exciting! We will be exploring how people during this historical time lived including their homes, diet and weapons. Throughout our learning we will be making comparisons to later life and our own lives using our previously learnt historical knowledge as well as our own experiences. 


Our remote learning is delivered daily on our class SeeSaw. On your child's SeeSaw account, you will find their weekly spellings and homework to be completed each week.


Our PE day remains a Friday.


Please find key information and notices on our class newsletter and curriculum matrix, which you will find below!

Some examples of the descriptive writing from children in school and those working at home. Well done!

It was interesting to find our what we knew about the Prehistoric era prior to our learning! Lots of questions to answer!

Learning of arrays practically! Great work from all!

Autumn 2020


Welcome back to school! I am excited to share all the fun and interesting things we will be doing this autumn term! Our topic will be very local! It is called 'Doon the Pit' and we will be investigating the impact our Burradon Colliery on our village! 


On our class SeeSaw, you will find more of your child's learning as well as this, you will find their weekly spellings and homework. 



Please find key information and notices on our class newsletter, which you will find below!

Learning about homophones! We enjoyed creating pictures to help learn the different meanings.

Amazing creatures created by Year 3! We can't wait to use them in our writing!

We were amazing at yoga during our well being afternoon!

We were excited to join Joe Wicks on his exercise challenge for Children in Need!

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As part of Anti-Bullying Week, Year 3 worked together to talk about the importance of being proud of who they are and why being different is important! We designed our own individual sock to show that differences can come together to make a great pair!

Year 3 love being active! Here we are learning about prefixes, suffixes and practising syllables!

We learnt about Remembrance Day and asked lots of questions! Our hand drawn poppies look amazing!

Creating actions for our myth to help us recall it!

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Active Halloween scavenger hunt!

We enjoyed decorating our own Halloween crafts!

Our amazing homework projects about Burradon Pit!

We have loved our play times! Lots of fun and smiles!

In maths, we enjoyed creating numbers up to 1000 using dienes and place value counters!

During our reading of the book 'Here We Are', we created poems all about our happy places! We had happy places everywhere!

As a whole school we have been reading the amazing illustrated book 'Here We Are'. There has been lots of discussions about ourselves and the world we live in! We wanted to spread awareness of ways we can help our world. Look at some of our posters!

Our wonderful and creative mindfulness hands. We discussed how our feelings can go up and down throughout a day and how there are many emotions we may feel.

An outdoor and active hunt, where the children searched for verbs before adding the suffix -ed to change them to the past tense!

The children explored 2 and 3 digits numbers today by recording and showing them in different representations! The children used place value counters, dienes, expanded form, written form, tallies and money to name a few!

A fun wellbeing activity where the children took a line for a walk before colouring in each block whilst listening to music.

Welcome to Year 3 

Miss Murdy's

2019 - 2020

Home learning

Year 3 our summer topic is the Romans!


Look out for activities, ideas and challengings to complete via Seesaw, our class page, Twitter and our Facebook page! I may refer to some websites which you can access to support your learning at home, which may be on our 'Useful Website' page on our school website or our class page. 


Mrs Kane is starting the day feeling energised by completing the PE challenge with Joe Wicks on YouTube Live at 9am! Also, there are many other activities being shared, take a look at the list below.


Remember to keep battling on TTRockstars and complete your reading regularly! There are lots of free reading websites on our 'Useful Website' page.  


Please share any of your learning via Twitter or Facebook! I love seeing what you've been up to! Mrs Kane 


End of Year Expectations - Reading and Writing

The link below will take you to our 'Useful' Website' webpage. There are lots of weblinks to support home learning on this page, which I may refer to when uploading to SeeSaw.

Here is a timetable of different activities you can participate within, from wildlife with Steve Backshall to music with Myleene Klass!

PE Home Learning
Maths Home Learning
English Home Learning

Mental Health Wellbeing

There are many ways we can help keep our body and mind healthy. Here are a few ways:


1. Create a worry jar or monster. Write all your worries and place them inside. You can share them and talk about them. 


2. Mindful posing. Find somewhere quiet and calm, then try some different poses like The Superman and The Wonder Woman.


3. GoNoodle have many mindfulness videos to choose from.


4. Mindful breathing - GoNoodle and YouTube videos.


5. Good things. Together or on your own, pick out and write down three good things you have achieved.


6. Play games like I spy, Simon Says and board games.


7. Mindfulness 5-4-3-2-1. Name 5 things you can see, 4 things you can touch, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell and 1 thing you can smell.

DT Home Learning
Music Home Learning
French Home Learning

                                  Spring 2

I hope you have had a lovely half term break and return raring to go! For this half term leading up to Easter, our geography learning topic is 'Where on earth are we?' We will be focusing on the United Kingdom, discovering physical and human geography and evaluating the impact on the surrounding area! Also, we continue to learn about Christianity, this will be about the Festival of Easter which we have already begun and are enjoying lots! In Science, we will be scientists who predict, investigate, question and discover more about forces and magnets! For PE, we will continue our swimming on a Monday afternoon and develop our tennis skills just in time for Wimbledon!  


To find out more, please take a look at the class curriculum matrix and newsletter below:

Welcome Year Three!


A huge welcome to you all! I hope you will visit our class page often to show your family the fantastic learning you will be doing in your new class! I will upload photos and videos of different activities we have been involved in from all our different subjects! Not only that, but if you scroll down our page you will see there are lots of games for you play to help you with your maths and english! If you find a game which will help others in our class, let me know and I will share it on here!!!

Our class is enjoying reading:

Take a peek at what we've been up to...

Brilliant warm ups from our Sports Crew Leaders!

Such care taken during our handwriting sessions! We will achieve our pen license!

Year 3 and 4 thoroughly enjoyed our Math House morning! Lots of resilience, determination and hard work by all!

Year 3 shared passionately their research and thoughts on No Smoking Day 2020!

Excellent determination when using written multiplication grid method!

We were determined to complete practical grid method using place value counters or dienes!

Wow! We looked amazing on World Book Day 2020!

Practical multiplication by 10!

Lots of interesting thoughts about this classical piece of music by John Adams!

Year 3 loved choosing a new book today! We couldn't wait to start reading them!

We created freeze frames for the night Jesus was arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane! We added captions explaining what happened!

In PE, we continue to develop our tennis skills!

                                   Spring 1

Welcome back after the Christmas holidays, which I hope you all enjoyed! We will be raring to start our brand new learning this half term, which will be on The Stone Age! As well as being curious and asking lots of amazing questions about this historical era, we will be learning about forces and magnets, Christianity and PowerPoint Presentations! What a way to start 2020! 


To find out more, please take a look at the class matrix and newsletter below:


Division Ideas and Activities Booklet

Take a peak at what we've been up to...

Dance learning to use space, time, travel and balance!

Division using practical items to group and share!

Interviewing Leon using well thought out questions! Lots of clear and confident speaking!

Learning French through fun and active games!

Ordering different historical periods of time using our prior learning!

Practical ways to show equal groups! Lots of mathematical language being used!

Creating questions to ask about palms and Palm Sunday!

Exploring measuring forces using Newton Metres!

             Welcome to Year 3 2019-2020


Autumn 2

I hope you have all enjoyed your first half term in Year 3 and now are ready to start back! This is a busy half term until Christmas, so be prepared for lots of great learning and activities! 


This half term our history learning will be about being 'Doon the Pit'! This will have a local focus on our very own Burradon Pit! We will investigate the impact of coal mining on Burradon, its families and the wider area! To support our learning of this topic, we have an exciting visit to Woodhorn Museum! 


To find out more about our upcoming half term, please find the class newsletter and curriculum matrix below:


We have enjoyed learning how to edit, alter and improve photographs!

As a team, we worked well to recap the different types of teeth and their job! We also discussed the position of them in the mouth and how other mammals use their!

Lots of curiosity during a recent science lesson about our teeth! We asked superb questions to find out more and to clarify what we were thinking!

School Council members in Year 3 shared their recent news with the class!

Year 3 participated in a thought provoking session by Northumbria Police about rules and responsibilities! Lots of excellent well thought answers shared!

During Anti-Bullying Week, we reread our school Anti-Bullying Charter and discussed the impact of bullying!

We LOVED games with Mr Hitchings!

We couldn't wait to change our books! Lots of excited and eager readers in Year 3!

Lots of discussion today about the meaning of words! We learnt lots of new vocabulary which we started to use straight away!

Lots of creativity and teamwork when creating a setting for our myths with such brilliant descriptive discussions!

Who can resist a play in the park? Year 3 loved it!

We thoroughly enjoyed our day at Woodhorn Museum where we learnt lots about coal mining! We asked lots of insightful and thoughtful questions to find out more!

During our coal mining topic, we have asked lots of questions to find out more about these items! Do you know what they are?

Reverend Maughan shared the importance of Remembrance Day during a recent assembly.

We held a debate about the importance of Remembrance Day!

We enjoyed a very informative session delivered by the Royal British Legion on Remembrance Day!

Autumn 1


A fun and active term waits ahead of us to enjoy! During our first half term together, our topic will be Our World! We will be finding out lots about the world we live in, the location of different countries and more! During our Science learning, we will be looking at what is beneath our feet - rocks and soils! In Religious Education, we will be focusing on Hinduism, where we will be reading lots of stories, handling artefacts and learn more about the culture. 


Find out more about our learning this first half term by reading our curriculum matrix below! Also, find information such as spellings, homework, PE, water bottles and more on our class newsletter below! 


As always, please pop in or ring if you have any queries, concerns or wish to share something! :) 



Autumn 1 Newsletter

Autumn 1 Curriculum Matrix

Take a peek at some of our amazing learning in Year 3! 

Matches! Year 3 enjoyed starting to play hockey matches and learnt the importance of communication!

Learning to pass the ball whilst holding the stick correctly!

In music we have started to learn the recorder! We are learning to play a song we have been singing!

How do we solve a problem? With teamwork, determination and perseverance!

We really enjoy our music! Look at the pieces we have been listening to, discussing and identifying instruments within!

Structuring written partition add method! We grew in confidence the more we did!

Lots of active and outdoor learning about word families!

Developing our word processing skills, identifying and applying tools!

Lots of questioning and curiosity during our Atlas learning today in Geography!

Great attitudes when practically learning the partition add method!

We enjoyed completing the jigsaw and labeling the countries, seas and oceans!

Exploring making 100 using various pieces of equipment!

Amazing observation skills demonstrated in Science!

An active outdoor hunt naming different word groups!

Confidently identifying the value of digits in 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers

Mental maths in the fresh air!